LS polls LIVE: Cong may include Healthcare Act in manifesto, says Rahul

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Lok Sabha Elections 2019  |  Rahul Gandhi  |  Election 2019

BS Web Team  | New Delhi 


Congress president Friday said his party was looking at including the promise of Healthcare Act in its manifesto for the April-May Lok Sabha polls.
He said it was part of the Congress' commitment to ensure everybody has access to quality healthcare.

The Congress chief said his party wanted to increase health expenditure to 3 per cent of the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and also increase the number of trained medical professionals.

Gandhi was speaking to medical professionals here at a programme organised by an NGO. 

Vehicles carrying reserved EVMs and VVPATs during the seven-phased Lok Sabha polls will be mandatorily equipped with GPS to track their movement, the has said.

The decision came in the backdrop of EVMs) and VVPAT machines being found in hotels, roads and even at the residence of an MLA during the assembly held in five states late last year.

Instructions have been issued to all state chief electoral officers to carefully monitor 'end-to-end' movement of all reserved EVMs and paper trail machines.


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